EDUCATION
Texas Tech University, Masters Coursework in Painting and Jewelry 1990
Bachelor of Fine Art Painting, Portland School of Art, Portland, ME.  1987

ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK
Acrylic Painting retreat with Mary Brooking in Kiss Pt. West Bath, ME 2017
Acrylic Painting at The Kismet Foundation in Yarmouth, ME with Louise Bourn 2017
Pastel Painting at Continuum for Creativity in Westbrook, ME with Jacob Aguiar 2016-2017
Acrylic Painting at Continuum for Creativity in Westbrook, ME with Mary Brooking 2015-2016
Oil Painting at Phoenix Studio in Portland, ME with Tomas Baleztena 2013
Painting, Saco Library, Saco, ME with Judith Kinsman 2010-2012

WORK HISTORY
Fine Arts Painter, 2011 to Present
Self-Employed

I currently am a Painter in Oil, Acrylic and Pastel.  I am mostly a studio painter of landscapes.
Bench Jeweler: Jared Galleria of Jeweler, GM Pollack and Sons, WC Bryant and Son 1987-2010

I worked as a bench jeweler doing jewelry repair, setting stones in gold and platinum and silver.  
My job was to be highly proficient in these skills and increase speed while keeping quality of work prominent.   Working with customers for custom designing a piece of jewelry to their liking was prevalent.

SKILLS
Acrylic Painter, Oil Painter, Pastel Painter, Bench Jeweler and Designer.

EXHIBITIONS
Casco Bay Artisans Fine Art Gallery Summer Show, 2018
14th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition, July 2018, Denver, CO.
Ocean House Gallery Holliday Show, December 2017, Cape Elizabeth, ME.
Yarmouth Art Festival Juried Exhibit, October 2017, Yarmouth, ME.
Pastel Society of Maine Juried Show, September 2017, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, ME.
Lifeworks Chiropractic Center Fall Show Large Works, 2017, Falmouth, ME.
Pastel Painters of America, Enduring Brilliance International Juried Show, July - August 2017, Manhattan, NY.
Mary Brooking Student Exhibit, March 2017, Continuum for Creativity. Westbrook, ME.
Pastel Painters of Maine Holiday Show, November 2016, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, ME.Yarmouth Art Festival Exhibit, October 2016, Yarmouth, ME.
Pastel Painters of Maine International Exhibition for Pastels Only, October-January 2017, UNE Art Gallery Portland, ME.
Contemporary Landscape Exhibit, May 2016, Macpage LLC. South Portland, ME.
Maine Medical Center Art Exhibit (Solo) March 2016, Portland, ME.
Mary Brooking Student Exhibit, March 2016, Continuum for Creativity.
WEX Healthcare Exhibition, September 2016, South Portland, ME.
MECA Art Sale, October 2015, Portland, ME.
Portland Art Gallery, September 2015, Portland, ME.
CIA Café, summer 2015, South Portland, ME.

PUBLICATIONS
Pastel Society of Colorado Calendar, 2018 - 2019
Denver Post, Your Hub July 2018
Denverarts.org July 2018
Pastel Society of Colorado 14th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition Official Show Announcement  2018
Southwest Art Magazine  July 2018 Edition 

MEMBERSHIPS
Pastel Society of Maine 2016
Pastel Society of Colorado 2017

AWARDS
Pastel Society of Colorado, Schmincke Award of Excellence, July 2018
Pastel Society of Colorado, Calendar Honorable Mention, July 2018 -2019

Contact @ crisdavis12@gmail.com